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How would you like to participate in finding a cure for such diseases as Alzheimer's, Cancer, Huntington's and Parkinson's?

What if i told you it wouldn't cost you a penny?

Now what if i told you it doesn't require you to have any medical knowledge and it can be done while your performing your daily computer work/gaming?

You would be very interested in a program like that wouldn't you?



Well here is your chance. Come join Xtreme CPU's Folding@Home Team.


So what is Folding@Home?
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project. People from around the world download software to there computers that allows all the computers running the software to act as a large super computer. With this supercomputer scientist are able to study how proteins fold and miss fold.

So what is a Protein and what does it have to do with curring disease?
Proteins are like natures work horses. Before a protein can carry out its function they have to assemble themselves or Fold. Its when Proteins do not fold correctly, or misfold, that we get diseases like Alzheimer's, Cancer and the others mentioned above. Folding@Homes objective is to better understand how proteins fold so that they can figure out why these diseases happen. From there they are better able to find a cure.

How do i get involved?
Go to Stanford's Folding@Home page and download the client that best suites your computer. For more information about the different folding clients and which one you should use check the links below.

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Does this effect my computer's performance and does it bog down my Internet connection?
No, the clients are designed to use only the processing power your system isn't using. If your system requires more processing power then the F@H clients back off. F@H only connects to the Internet when it needs to download a new work package (WU) or when it needs to send a completed WU in.

You said something about a team?
Yes. As you complete WU you are awarded points based on the client your running, the WU's size and the amount of time you completed the WU in. You can start your own team or join an existing team helping the team work through the ranks of the more then 74000 teams. You can also work anonymously and not get involved in any teams. When you download and install your client you will be prompted to choose a user name and a team number. Xtreme CPU's team number is 75255. Once you are part of a team you can track your teams stats at EOC's Folding Stats Page. Here is XCPU's Folding stats. You will see there is a wleth of information there. Only the teams that are in the top 800 ranks get to see there folding stats.

How about those cool F@H images in your Sig?
Once you have submitted your first WU you will be able to add a Sig image that shows your folding stats. Check out our Sig Image Guide. There you will learn how to set up a sig image.

For more information check out the Folding@Home Home page and the Xtreme CPU F@H Section. If you have any questions about F@H feel free to post it in our F@H section.
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  • #16
    Microsoft released a number of updates a few days ago and my laptop has been crashing like crazy. Game crashes are one thing, but sometimes it crashes while I'm starting the computer or within a couple minutes after it starts, but I haven't done anything yet. Even starting Task manager can cause it to crash. I read someplace that a new package of updates will be released, in part to correct problems with the last update. I sure hope this problem gets fixed soon. I was just getting to like Windows 10.
    Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
    The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
    Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

    https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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    • #17
      Got more updates today, along with an advisory from Nvidia to update the video driver, which I did. More crashing than ever, varying from the screen turning to a bunch of hash to the laptop freezing and dieing. The last crash ended with a notice from Microsoft that there was a "Kernal security check failure" and a notice that the laptop would restart. Instead, it just died. As common when this happens, I have to take out the battery and reinstall it before the laptop will work again. I starting to miss Windows 8.1 It never crashed like this. Oh yeah, Civilization V won't run for more than a few seconds now. Steam says there's a problem with Windows 10 and it is in the process of trying to fix it. Since this problem started after last week's updates, I think Microsoft is the culprit, but that's just my guess
      Last edited by Sailer; 08-13-2015, 06:19 PM.
      Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
      The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
      Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
      Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

      https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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      • #18
        The laptop with Windows 10 quite entirely today and will not start. Now I'm wondering if its Windows 10 or the laptop itself. I went to Newegg and put a "poor" review in on the laptop. I guess the next step is to contact ASUS and try to RMA it. Something in the laptop is screwed up, but I don't know what.
        Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
        The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
        Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
        Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

        https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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        • #19
          That sucks, so far been pretty much a trouble free experience on my Desktop. Still I'm a bit troubled by the fact that Windows 10 even when told not to, won't stop talking to Microsoft. I mean again, when something is free, expect that you are the product, but still come on.

          Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft - Ars Technica
          Last edited by RKH404; 08-14-2015, 04:45 PM.
          Desktop:
          Core i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz / TRUE120 / 8GB DDR3 1333MHz / Z68A-G43 / Samsung 850 Evo 500GB / Fractal Define R4 / R9 290X (Kraken G10 + H80) undervolted-50mV @1080MHz / GS600W / X-Star DP2710 @ 80Hz

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          • #20
            I managed to get the laptop to run for a little bit today. Then it crapped out. I managed to take a picture of the screen so I have full evidence for ASUS. I can't request a RMA at the moment because I'll be gone to San Francisco for dental surgery on Monday and then off to a see a friend in San Jose for a few days. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if either the PSU or the video card has gone bad. My bet would be the PSU going bad, but I can't say for sure. Anyway, here's what the screen looked like when it crashed after running about 15 minutes.

            http://s764.photobucket.com/user/Fre...tml?sort=3&o=0
            Last edited by Sailer; 08-15-2015, 04:50 PM.
            Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
            The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
            Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
            Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

            https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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            • #21
              I had something similar, and it was something with the driver. If you can, try a system restore.
              HAF 932 Advanced, Corsair TX750, Asrock Z77 Extreme4, Core i5 3570k @4.0ghz, 8gb Gskill 2133 Ares, 2x500gb 7200.12 Seagate, 2tb Samsung F4, Sapphire HD 7970 3gb; Rocketfish FT, Corsair HX650, Asrock P67 Extreme4, Core i5 2400 @3.5ghz, 8gb Gskill 1600 Ripjaws, 1TB Seagate ES2, 4x2tb Samsung in Raid5, Sapphire HD 5850 1gb; Diablotek Evo case, OCZ ModXtreme Pro 500w, Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3, FX 8320, 8gb Gskill 2133 Ripjaws, 750gb Samsung F1, Sapphire HD 5850; ASUS X53SV-RH51 Laptop, i5-2430M, 8GB Gskill 1333, 640GB, GT 540M* tool_462: Yeah, Farhang does all his threatening from a Graco stool, wearing a pink princess outfit, in between trips to his Easy Bake Oven. * Sailer: Personally, when I own a car, I like to drive it, not just see it during visiting hours at the dealership*Farhang: Easybake Oven > Playing Crysis @1920x1200 Max Details +60 FPS* SEAL: I was hot black leather speedo gay for 8 hours yesterday... and no one caught that?*BaldEagle: How fast can Congress spend money? It's like sending a bunch of drunk sailors into a brothel.*TurboFly03: I remember this mountain... I took a hooker roughly on.... wait... nope that was a fantasy* Ches111: Why the heck am I carrying around this hypnotized monkey? * DaSickNinja: I'd have better luck than SF if I had remembered to pull out

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              • #22
                I updated the video driver. No change. ASUS didn't send an installation disk and said that once an update to Windows 10 was made, there was no going back to 8.1. If I'd known that when I bought the laptop, I wouldn't have bought it. Just got back today (Aug 21) from a surgery in San Francisco. If I can't get everything running properly by Monday, I'll try contacting ASUS for an RMA.
                Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
                The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
                Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
                Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

                https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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                • #23
                  Asus is lying. You have a month to switch back. http://www.pcworld.com/article/29606...ws-7-or-8.html
                  HAF 932 Advanced, Corsair TX750, Asrock Z77 Extreme4, Core i5 3570k @4.0ghz, 8gb Gskill 2133 Ares, 2x500gb 7200.12 Seagate, 2tb Samsung F4, Sapphire HD 7970 3gb; Rocketfish FT, Corsair HX650, Asrock P67 Extreme4, Core i5 2400 @3.5ghz, 8gb Gskill 1600 Ripjaws, 1TB Seagate ES2, 4x2tb Samsung in Raid5, Sapphire HD 5850 1gb; Diablotek Evo case, OCZ ModXtreme Pro 500w, Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3, FX 8320, 8gb Gskill 2133 Ripjaws, 750gb Samsung F1, Sapphire HD 5850; ASUS X53SV-RH51 Laptop, i5-2430M, 8GB Gskill 1333, 640GB, GT 540M* tool_462: Yeah, Farhang does all his threatening from a Graco stool, wearing a pink princess outfit, in between trips to his Easy Bake Oven. * Sailer: Personally, when I own a car, I like to drive it, not just see it during visiting hours at the dealership*Farhang: Easybake Oven > Playing Crysis @1920x1200 Max Details +60 FPS* SEAL: I was hot black leather speedo gay for 8 hours yesterday... and no one caught that?*BaldEagle: How fast can Congress spend money? It's like sending a bunch of drunk sailors into a brothel.*TurboFly03: I remember this mountain... I took a hooker roughly on.... wait... nope that was a fantasy* Ches111: Why the heck am I carrying around this hypnotized monkey? * DaSickNinja: I'd have better luck than SF if I had remembered to pull out

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                  • #24
                    I called ASUS and the person I talked to on the phone confirmed that I had a month to switch back, but by that time, the month had already passed by. I did get a RMA number and the laptop is at their repair center now. Hopefully it will be back by the time I go to San Francisco on the 27th. I suspect that the problem is either the video card or the motherboard. Whatever it is, if it gets fixed, I'll be happy.
                    Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
                    The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
                    Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
                    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

                    https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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                    • #25
                      Got back my laptop. As expected, ASUS reloaded the operating system. Then the motherboard and a fan. So my guess is that a fan failed and the motherboard cooked. So tomorrow I get to try to reload Windows 10 and the software I had on it. Turn around including shipping and repair was a little over a week, so that seems good to me. Now to see how long it lasts.
                      Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
                      The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
                      Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
                      Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

                      https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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                      • #26
                        Took the plunge on my main desktop. It feels slightly like I volunteered for that one-way ticket to Mars that is being signed up for now....

                        :-) But it's working so ​far. About 10 minutes in now.

                        A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds -- Emerson
                        On Earth, what goes up tends to come down.

                        Here's more at my blog:
                        http://findingourdream.blogspot.com/

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                        • #27
                          "He likes it. He likes it." As Mikey use to say in the cereal commercial 40 years or more ago.

                          It's working pretty well. I can't find any problems even. I thought I'd have at least one hassle. This was my newest machine though, with motherboard about, let's see, about 4 years old tech (AsRock 970 extreme 4, which still has a nice upgrade path for me, since I am only using an old Phenom II x6). Even looks like it will use less of my 120GB SSD after the Windows.old folder is gone. Nice.

                          Converting the older machines might be interesting.

                          On the whole, I think Win10 is a win for windows so far.

                          A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds -- Emerson
                          On Earth, what goes up tends to come down.

                          Here's more at my blog:
                          http://findingourdream.blogspot.com/

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